"Today, we saw a violent mob attack and occupy the United States Capitol. They did not come to peacefully exercise their right to freedom of speech and assembly. They used improvised explosives, smashed windows, broke down doors, violently fought against, and injured, our law enforcement officers, and tore down the American flag. All of this was done in an attempt to overturn an election and those involved in today's attacks should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Their attempt to obstruct democracy was foiled.Read more
Tuesday, December 15, 2020, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) honored local first responders, veterans, students, life-saving bystanders, volunteers, teachers, community leaders, and residents during his Fifth District Hometown Heroes Ceremony.Read more
"In the end, this COVID-19 relief package presents a path forward for our country, not only to overcome this virus, but also to strengthen our nation moving forward."Read more
U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-5) defeated Republican challenger Frank Pallotta.Read more
Gottheimer Takes Part in Bipartisan Congressional Exchange Program with Rep. David Joyce (R-OH-14), Discusses Rural Broadband Issues
Gottheimer and Joyce discussed rural broadband access and affordability issues, working across the aisle to solve problems, and preventing partisan gridlock.Read more
Booker, Gottheimer Announce Bicameral Legislation to Protect Seniors in Long-Term Care Facilities from COVID-19
Ensures COVID Crisis Plans and PPE Stockpiles for Nursing Homes
Increases Transparency for Residents and their Families on Infections in FacilitiesRead more
Updates North Jersey Farmers on COVID-19 Relief for Agriculture, Rural Investment, Supply Chain, Bipartisan Work for New COVID StimulusRead more
October 5, 2020, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) hosted a video conference call with groups working throughout the Fifth District to protect our air, water, and open spaces.Read more
Gottheimer's North Jersey Anti-Bullying Task Force identifies ways to improve Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights
More mental health services, partnerships with organizations outside of schools and additional anti-bullying specialists are just some of the ways a group of community leaders is hoping to put an end to bullying.Read more
Gottheimer Releases North Jersey Anti-Bullying Task Force Report to Strengthen NJ’s Anti-Bullying Laws and Protect Students
Jane Clementi, Mother of Tyler Clementi, Chairs Task Force.
Report provides new recommendations for schools, state, and federal policymakers.
Fighting to combat cyberbullying, improve bullying investigations, expand training for staff, incorporate mental health services into schools.
Ending the "bullying bureaucracy" that disincentivizes reporting or makes reporting bullying incidents difficult.Read more